"By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

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"By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by hsargent » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:19 pm

I would like some explanation to an American.

Appointment to..... I would have thought "by" so who is doing the appointing. Does it really have anything to do with the Queen? Are there any fees involved and if so, to whom?
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Re: "By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by Bobinwales » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:42 pm

Harry, the phrase is, "By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen".

You can only make this claim if you are the holder of a Royal Warrant.

See if THIS helps.
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Re: "By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by Phil White » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:50 pm

I used to work for a timber merchants who also boasted "by appointment to her majesty the queen". I often wondered what she did with all the 2x2s.
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Re: "By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by Bobinwales » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:12 am

She probably gave them to Charles, Phil. She hoped that he was going to be a chip off the old block.

Sorry, I'll get my coat.
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Re: "By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by tony h » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:59 pm

The phrase is, sort of, the second part of the sentence.

The first part is the company so it reads: Harris & Co purveyors of fine cheese by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.

So you have your shop front, brochure etc and stick on the badge with the words ... by appointment to...

Thus the design of the warrant only requires the by appointment to ...
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: "By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by hsargent » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Sounds like the Purchasing Dept. for the Queen declares the Warrants, or there is a application process. I would think somebody is paying something to somebody!

How does this compare to Underwriter's Laboratories which is an international quality certification company?
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Re: "By her appointment to her Majesty the Queen"

Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:56 pm

.. Harry I think you are being very shallow in your understanding of the conferring of this honour .. it has nothing to do with being able to buy a warrant .. go back and study the history .. do you really think that just every shop in the High Street could buy this honour ??

WoZ annoyed
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